All hotels in Ascona, Switzerland
1 room, 2 adults
You can collect® Rewards nights here

Al Faro, Ascona

3.5-star3.5 stars
Piazza G Motta 27AsconaTI6612SwitzerlandGreat location! See map

Lakefront hotel in Ascona with 2 restaurants, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Amenities are not the best
16See all 16 reviews
From 30 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Al Faro, Ascona

from $92
  • Economy Double Room Single Use, Courtyard View
  • Classic Double Room, Lake View
  • Economy Double Room, Courtyard View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 5 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station pickup *


  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace

In the room

Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 28-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Al Piazza - al Faro - This restaurant specializes in pizza and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Al Pontile - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Al Faro, Ascona’s small print

Also known as

  • Al Faro Ascona
  • Al Faro Hotel Ascona


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.55 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CHF 15 per night with in/out privileges

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 17 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Al Faro, Ascona


  • Heart of Ascona
  • Galleria Borgo - 1 min walk
  • Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna - 12 min walk
  • Golfclub Patriziale Ascona - 17 min walk
  • Fondazione Monte Verita - 19 min walk
  • Monte Verità - 19 min walk
  • Chiesa di San Francesco - 38 min walk
  • Castello Visconteo - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 43 min drive
  • Muralto Locarno Station - 7 min drive
  • Locarno Station - 7 min drive
  • Tenero-Contra Station - 11 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 16 reviews

Al Faro, Ascona
Bed not good.But ok. Nice staff.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Al Faro, Ascona
Very Good8.0
Relaxing week end stay
Al Faro by the lake has an old world charm with modernised rooms. We have stayed here several times and prefer the rooms with balcony with lake views. The stays at Al Faro has always been very nice
A Traveler, ie2 night romance trip
Al Faro, Ascona
Great weekend getaway
It was a fantastic place to stay at. We used Ascona as our base of operations to drive out to lots of different places each day. The hotel has a parking service for 15 CHF per day at an underground parking 5 min walk away. The wifi is free and has a strong signal (strong enough to stream Netflix and iTunes movies). The breakfast was delicious and varied. The beds are comfortable and warm (only suggestion: ask for a second pillow if you need it). The room is sparsely decorated but it has everything you need. The bathroom is modern and clean, very hot water which is great after a long day. It's worth paying a little extra to have a room with a balcony view so you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. That said, you can also pop downstairs to the bar/restaurant that looks onto the piazza / quay too. The hotel staff all speak English and German, so even if you try your basic Italian, they will reply in something you can speak :)
Vivienne, gb3 night trip with friends

See all reviews

Al Faro, Ascona

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us